Online Customer Service Training Course

CPD Approved
Customer Service Skills
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For teams
  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

include vat

Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This online Customer Service Course is designed for anyone who works with members of the public face-to-face, over the phone or via email, social media or live chat. The course will enable you to maintain the highest standards of customer service at all times and ensure your customers have the best experience with you, facilitating repeat business and positive recommendations.

Throughout the course, you'll learn about common issues you might face and how to resolve them, how to communicate effectively, and how to ensure you're operating in accordance with company policies and procedures.

This course was last audited on: 10th Feb 2023
  • Developed by experts in Core Skills
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate Duration: 2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the impact that both excellent and poor customer service has on your customers.
  • Know how to communicate effectively with customers - in person, over the phone and via written mediums - including how to identify customer needs and build rapport with them.
  • Understand the common problems and complaints you may face in a customer service role, how to handle complaints efficiently, and how to deal with difficult or dissatisfied customers.
  • Recognise the importance of following company policies and procedures, such as those for data protection, equality and diversity, and keeping within brand guidelines.
  • Understand why obtaining customer feedback is important and how you should respond to comments and reviews, whether good or bad.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1The Importance of Customer Service

Types of customer service, first impressions, the impact of excellent and poor customer service, and barriers to good customer service.

2Communication Skills

How to use body language, listening and questioning skills, building empathy, rapport and emotional intelligence, and identifying customer needs and expectations.

3Problem-Solving Skills

Handling customer complaints and problems, dealing with abusive behaviour and difficult customers, and identifying dissatisfied customers.

4Policies and Procedures

Company policies and brand values, data protection regulations, equality and diversity law, acting on customer feedback, and staff training.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This Customer Service Training Course is suitable for anyone working in a customer service role, at all levels of employment, who wishes to improve their service skills. This includes professions that deal directly with customers face-to-face, over the phone or via email, social media or live chat. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Receptionists, admin assistants and front-of-house staff
  • Education administration staff
  • Call centre workers
  • Online support staff and online retailers
  • Tradespeople and self-employed workers (builders, plumbers, cleaners etc)
  • Security personnel

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How do our courses work?

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Purchase and payment

Add your chosen course to your basket. Once you’ve added all the courses you need, follow our step-by-step checkout process where you can purchase using Debit or Credit card.

For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.

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Course access

Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training. 

If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one. 

Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.